Ramsey, Morgan and more: Twitter reacts as Bayern knock out Arsenal
Aaron Ramsey and Piers Morgan both tweet their thoughts as Arsenal are knocked out of Champions League by Bayern Munich
Arsenal were knocked out of the Champions League after a 1-1 draw at Bayern Munich condemned them to a 3-1 aggregate defeat in the last 16.
Bastian Schweinsteiger gave Bayern the lead from close range at the Allianz Arena before Lukas Podolski shot high into the net to level the score on the night.
But the visitors were unable to find the net again as Thomas Mueller had a late penalty saved and the Bundesliga side won 3-1 on aggregate.
The clash inevitably prompted plenty of activity on Twitter – and here are our favourite updates, in chronological order.
Injured Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) is in positive mood: “We won there a year ago, got to believe we can do it again. Come on lads! #AFC”
As is Wigan Athletic man James Mcarthur (@jamesmcarthur16): “Anyone else think that arsenal can win? #gunners”
Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) is feeling less optimistic: “Bayern’s team tonight is truly terrifying in its power, talent and win record. Lighting even more candles now. #afc”
Team GB boxer Anthony Ogogo (@AnthonyOgogo) praises the Guardiola effect: “Pep Guardiola must be some coach, was that Robben I saw sprinting AWAY from goal. Tracking back, well I never.”
Ramsey (@aaronramsey) chimes in again as Podolski makes it 1-1 with a powerful finish: “What a goal #aha”
Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar (@vdsar1970) notes the difference between the two goalkeepers: “Good confidence boost if your GK comes for all crosses and takes them easy instead of kicking your goal kicks out for a throw in!! #BAYvAFC”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) feels that Arsenal have done themselves proud: “Given the fact that Bayern have battered pretty much everyone this season, that’s not a bad effort by Arsenal.”
Ramsey (@aaronramsey) praises the Gunners’ efforts: “Great effort tonight, shame it wasn’t to be. Time to recover and go again for a big one at the weekend.”
Morgan (@piersmorgan) reacts as news of Mesut Ozil’s injury filters through: “BREAKING: Ozil out ‘for a few weeks’ with hamstring injury. Great. Rounds off a miserable day. I’m going to work…while I still have a job.”
And finally, John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) is looking ahead to the remainder of the season: “Looks a good draw for arsenal in Munich but it could have been much worse.. Arsenal need their injured players back for a strong finish.”